It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mateys, and Silent Stars Are Ready!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and what better way to celebrate this most important occasion than by bringing out some piratical silent movies?

The Black Pirate is iconic for a reason. not only did it use Technicolor gloriously, it also set a lot of piratical film rules that we are still following.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD and Bluray.

The Cruise of the Jasper B is a modern comedy with a piratical prologue but pirate themes are used throughout and it’s such a wonderfully wacky film that no Talk Like a Pirate Day is complete without it.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Harold Lloyd finds himself the prisoner of an all-flapper pirate crew in Captain Kidd’s Kids, his last picture with Bebe Daniels.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

The Sea Hawk offers us not one but two piratical types: privateers of Queen Elizabeth and the pirates of the Barbary Coast. This is quite simply one of the finest seafaring silents and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Eve’s Leaves is a rare pirate film with a modern setting and features Leatrice Joy as a sailor who has gone ashore in China but can’t get a date. She shanghais the first cute guy she finds but then finds her ship overrun by pirates. Grand fun.

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Available on DVD.

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4 Replies to “It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mateys, and Silent Stars Are Ready!”

  1. Have rarely laughed as hard as I laughed the first time I saw The Cruise of the Jasper B! All these pirate film choices are really wonderful, but admit am partial in the female lead dept. to Eve’s Leaves starring Lovely Leatrice and her shenanigans to interest a shanghaied William Boyd.

    Pirate jokes would also be in order on Talk lIke a Pirate Day, wouldn’t they?

    Captain to First Mate: Matey, why are ye mannin’ the fo’cs’le alone? Where’s me buccaneers? First Mate: They’re under yer buckin’ hat, Cap’n 😉

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